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  • Tempest 4000 (Feature Review) Atari VCS

    Posted by on April 19, 2022 under Atari VCS, Euro, Featured Review 1, News, Reviews
    Jeff Minter is a popular game developer in Atari gaming circles. His love for animals - especially lamas - have played a major role in his celebrity, which goes way back to the 1980s when he founded Llamasoft to develop games for 8-bit microcomputers. His resume of games include popular titles such as Attack of the Mutant Camels, Gridrunner and the vector-based arcade shooter, Tempest, among many ... more.
  • The King of Fighters 15 (Feature Review) Playstation 5

    Posted by on March 3, 2022 under Euro, Featured Review 2, News, Playstation 5, PS4
    Another year, another KOF game by developer SNK. As someone who owned a Neo-Geo AES back in the day, there was nothing more exciting than a new KOF game. Since its initial release with KOF ‘94 back in 1994, The King of Fighters was always guaranteed to have a sequel the following year due to its popularity. Developer SNK invented team-based fighting games with this series, and it continues to be... more.
  • Pumpkin’ Jack (Feature Review) Xbox Series X/S

    Posted by on February 1, 2022 under Euro, Featured Review 3, News, Reviews, Xbox Series X
    The Halloween Holiday may now be a distant memory, along with all its ghouls, ghosts and goblins; but the legend of Pumpkin’ Jack continues to live on as a remastered release for Microsoft’s next-gen console system(s). As ‘Jack’ the Pumpkin Lord, the player is sent back to the physical realm to do the Devil’s bidding.  Before the game starts, the player is introduced to an owl w... more.
  • Cotton Reboot (Feature Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on October 28, 2021 under News, Reviews, Switch
    Helping to establish the cute ‘em up subgenre, Cotton by developer Success has spanned across the ages. The first game in the series, Cotten: Fantastic Night Dreams, first launched as a coin-op in 1991. This ground-breaking shooter would eventually see success outside the arcade, as it was ported to console systems like the Turbografx CD, Sony PlayStation, SNK’s Neo-Geo Pocket and the Japanese... more.
  • World’s End Club (Feature Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on September 26, 2021 under News, Reviews, Switch
    Imagine attending a school trip with friends on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Everyone on the school bus is getting along and enjoying each others’ company. Silly jokes are shared - and laughter abounds - as the bus travels towards its destination. Basically, it feels like a normal day, until the bus enters a tunnel… While seemingly out of place, the school bus in question has a television ... more.
  • Turrican Flashback (Featured Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on July 26, 2021 under News, Reviews, Switch
    Shmup aficionados who experienced computer gaming during the mid-to-late 1980s on the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST -- and then during the early 1990s on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive console -- should be familiar with the knuckle-whitening, blistering action of Turrican by developer Rainbow Arts. This frantic, futuristic shmup was eventually given a sequel - known plainly as Turrican II - and release... more.
  • Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on May 12, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    We’re back, dood! And this time we have to find a missing pair of panties that belong to our master, Demon Lord Etna. We’re not sure what to do, dood, and this is where YOU come in. We need your help exploring the Netherworld for these missing undergarments, before Etna gets really mad at us. Like the game before it (i.e. Prinny: So You Want to Be a Hero?), Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! ... more.
  • Werewolf The Apocalypse: Earthblood (Feature Review) Xbox Series X|S

    Posted by on May 11, 2021 under News, Reviews, Xbox Series X
    Based on White Wolf Publishing’s tabletop role-playing game of the same name, Werewolf The Apocalypse - Earthblood by developer Cyanide sees the player in the role of Cahal, an eco-terrorist werewolf who is determined to fight the evil Pentex corporation and the pollution it causes. With the assistance of his wife Ludmilla, brother-in-law Rodko and friend Ava, Cahal aims his sights on oil subsid... more.
  • “Me & You & A Harpoon Too!” — An ‘Olija’ (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on May 11, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be shipwrecked, get trapped in a strange country, and craft magic hats? If your answer is "yes" to any (or all) of these, then wonder no further! The folks at Skeleton Crew Studios and Devolver Digital have brought us Olija, which is a story that's all about facing the unknown in times of adversity. Olija is an interesting game about Faraday's que... more.
  • SNK vs Capcom: Match of the Millennium (Review) Nintendo Switch

    Posted by on April 2, 2021 under Reviews, Switch
    The early 2000s was a great decade to be a fan of 2D fighting games. During this period in time, both Capcom and SNK collaborated on a series of fighting games that finally merged two of the best franchises in gaming history - Street Fighter II and The King of Fighters. Capcom, just like SNK, agreed to develop games independently of each other. What eventually culminated from Capcom’s half of... more.
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